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Nha Trang or Sihanoukville

  • lachiec

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    Hey guys,

    Anyone have any recommendations on where to spend more time: Koh Rong/Sihanoukville or Nha Trang/surrounding area??

    Will be there in July and want to spend a week at the beach.

    Cheerrrs

    #1 Posted: 26/5/2011 - 16:39

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  • eastwest

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    Both are excellent beach destinations with a good nightlife scene for backpackers.

    For pure beachtime (swimming and sunbathing) I would choose the islands around SHV over Nha Trang.
    The main(land) beaches in both destinations are not much different from each other: crowded and social with busy bars in the evenings.
    SHV, however, has the added bonus of beautiful unspoilt quiet beaches on the islands and those are much harder to find in/around Nha Trang.

    So, it depends on your interests.

    #2 Posted: 27/5/2011 - 03:29

  • 69bertie

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Tough call. Both are good places to go to although I'd say S'ville is a little bit more rougher in places round the edges. Beaches are nice though. Although getting there isn't exactly as easy as Nha Trang. No flights - or at least when I was there last July, the airport is there but I didn't see any aircraft movements in 3 days. I took the bus from Phnom Penh.
    Nha Trang probably has more to do than S'ville but it depends on what makes you tick.

    #3 Posted: 27/5/2011 - 19:29

  • gatvietnam

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Nha Trang I recommend

    #4 Posted: 29/5/2011 - 18:16

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    vel

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    Nha Trang does have a fairly good beach. Alternatively, if you want to spend some time at the beach head to Mui Ne in Vietnam. Long stretch of beach and a pretty quiet place to realx, have a few drinks and sit on the beach. Budget as well as resort accommodatio can be found there and I like this beach much better than Nha Trang.

    #5 Posted: 31/5/2011 - 06:42

  • Thomas922

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    Depending on your travel route, spend 3-4 days at each. How much time in Vietnam vs. cambodia?

    #6 Posted: 1/6/2011 - 00:44

  • lachiec

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    We are short on time so i thought it might be hard to do both. Can you fly from Sville to Siem Reap?

    #7 Posted: 2/6/2011 - 20:38

  • lachiec

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    We are short on time so i thought it might be hard to do both. Can you fly from Sville to Siem Reap?

    #8 Posted: 2/6/2011 - 20:38

  • Thomas922

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    No. The bus is only 5 hours or so.

    #9 Posted: 3/6/2011 - 01:38

  • eastwest

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    uhm. I think Thomas is referring to bus to Phnom Penh which takes roughly 4-5 hours. From Phnom Penh you'd have to fly or take another bus to Siem Reap. By bus that would be another 5- 6 hours making a total of roughly 11-12 hours on the bus

    #10 Posted: 3/6/2011 - 12:40

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  • Thomas922

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    oops your right.....

    #11 Posted: 3/6/2011 - 23:38

  • lachiec

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    Nha trang it is. Thanks for your help

    #12 Posted: 5/6/2011 - 13:27

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